The Mercs are an MRPG guild perhaps best known for PvP in DSO and UO, PKing in the same, and continuing to discuss who owned who in events that took place years ago by people who don’t even play the games anymore. They also have the dubious distinction of having about ten times more people “quit” TM than were ever in it. Don’t ask.
Surely this isn’t the sort of guild that exactly championed or supported the idea of role-playing. Much less online weddings. Still less out-of-game role-play.
In any event, congratulations to Lord Glenn (Balor, co-founder of The Mercs) and Lady Monica (Lady China, best known for her rabid attacks against non-TM who post on the TM messageboard – despite not being a member herself).
Which begs the question: Why is role-playing in a role-playing game bad, but having a wedding where the participants role-play that they are members of a particularly low-budget performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream good? You want a medieval wedding? Where’s the 12 year old bride, the smell of offal in the streets, the clergy using scripture as a weapon and the disease? No, in-game and out, everyone wants the sanitized, happy, incarnation of a “medieval” setting, complete with impeccably clean clothing. I bet they ate with utensils, too.
Fortunately for all parties involved, consistency isn’t much valued anyway. I didn’t see any pictures of the party crashers who came in wearing underwear and speaking in slang threatening to kill everyone there with their “main”.